1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Is it Location Services? Something from Google Play? It seems to be my battery culprit today

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    06-03-2013 01:30 PM
  2. friedtators's Avatar
    rightside screen shot lists the services
    06-03-2013 01:36 PM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    rightside screen shot lists the services
    Yeah I know, but I wonder why somedays its taking a lot and somedays its not...could it be Google Now?
    I want to know what i have to turn off to prevent it from taking my battery
    06-03-2013 01:42 PM
  4. friedtators's Avatar
    whats that green icon top left...left hand screenshot
    06-03-2013 01:47 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    whats that green icon top left...left hand screenshot
    Thats Trustgo Antivirus/Mobile Security
    06-03-2013 01:51 PM
  6. friedtators's Avatar
    bam

    thats whats sucking the battery dude. always
    06-03-2013 01:52 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    bam

    thats whats sucking the battery dude. always
    Really? Hmmmm what makes you so sure?
    06-03-2013 01:55 PM
  8. steve31's Avatar
    Had the same problem as OP. For me it was only solved by turning off location for the Google apps.
    06-03-2013 01:55 PM
  9. garublador's Avatar
    Is it Location Services? Something from Google Play? It seems to be my battery culprit today
    It's finding your location using your cellular network rather than GPS. It takes less battery but might not be as accurate.

    I've had Maps taking up a ton of battery and I found if I turned off Location Reporting, Location Sharing and Location History in the Maps settings as well as disable any location based Google Now cards it helps out a lot (they took about 20% of my total battery capacity in a day (5am to 9pm). In another thread someone reports having those on while using the SnapDragon Battery Guru app and still getting good battery life. I'm trying that out myself to see if I can replicate the results.
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    06-03-2013 02:04 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    It's finding your location using your cellular network rather than GPS. It takes less battery but might not be as accurate.

    I've had Maps taking up a ton of battery and I found if I turned off Location Reporting, Location Sharing and Location History in the Maps settings as well as disable any location based Google Now cards it helps out a lot (they took about 20% of my total battery capacity in a day (5am to 9pm). In another thread someone reports having those on while using the SnapDragon Battery Guru app and still getting good battery life. I'm trying that out myself to see if I can replicate the results.
    Yeah, I think its my Google Now that's taking the battery. I wish I didn't have to turn it off, but I'll turn it off and test it
    I also can't use the Snapdragon App because I have the international version
    06-03-2013 02:10 PM
  11. friedtators's Avatar
    android is not windows. you may know how some avs slow a pc down. i was giving you ideas. if i had to turn my location services off that would remove a lot of the fun in android ...for me

    good luck that all i got for ya


    Really? Hmmmm what makes you so sure?
    06-03-2013 02:11 PM
  12. garublador's Avatar
    Yeah, I think its my Google Now that's taking the battery. I wish I didn't have to turn it off, but I'll turn it off and test it
    I also can't use the Snapdragon App because I have the international version
    There's a thread somewhere where I listed all the cards I disabled. It's anything that migtht track your location like photo ops, traffic, next appointment (it might look for where your next appointment is and tell you how long it takes to get there), anything "nearby", etc. The cards that track your search history and Gmail don't seem to suck the battery.

    What I should have done is just disabled the location tracking but left the Google Now cards alone. That might be a good experiment if you don't mind it potentially sucking your batter for a day or two.
    06-03-2013 02:15 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    android is not windows. you may know how some avs slow a pc down. i was giving you ideas. if i had to turn my location services off that would remove a lot of the fun in android ...for me

    good luck that all i got for ya
    Lol true, thanks though
    06-03-2013 02:44 PM

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